Poetry. Margaret Holley, in this collection of intense and delicate poems, invites us into good company -- here are Brahms, Rilke, Rmui, and Galileo; here also is the physical world with its own sometimes ferocious, sometimes tender artistry; here are family and friends; and here is the poet herself, who, in this intelligent and magical book, is the best company of all. Holley deserves a wider audience than she has had so far; KORE IN BLOOM should brgin her many new readers. -- Mary Oliver. One of the finest books of poetry I have read in years. -- Richard Wilbur.